British police issue a city-wide ban on climate change protests in London

British police have ordered Extinction Rebellion activists to stop their demonstrations immediately or face arrest, issuing a London-wide ban on the group’s climate change protests. Extinction Rebellion’s London branch described the move as an “outrage,” before calling on the police to “respect the law.” The decision comes after more than a week of civil disobedience in London, with activists targeting government buildings and major financial institutions. The protests, which began last Monday a


British police have ordered Extinction Rebellion activists to stop their demonstrations immediately or face arrest, issuing a London-wide ban on the group’s climate change protests. Extinction Rebellion’s London branch described the move as an “outrage,” before calling on the police to “respect the law.” The decision comes after more than a week of civil disobedience in London, with activists targeting government buildings and major financial institutions. The protests, which began last Monday a
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British police issue a city-wide ban on climate change protests in London

Police arrest Eleanor Elizabeth “Ellie” Chowns, Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands while clearing an Extinction Rebellion environmental activists campsite at Trafalgar square on October 14, 2019 in London, England.

British police have ordered Extinction Rebellion activists to stop their demonstrations immediately or face arrest, issuing a London-wide ban on the group’s climate change protests.

In a statement issued on Monday evening, the Metropolitan Police said that anyone who ignores the ban would be detained and face prosecution.

“Any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘Autumn Uprising’… must now cease their protest(s) within London,” the police said, marking 21:00 London time on Monday evening as the cut-off for protesters to stop what it called “ongoing serious disruption to the community.”

Activists based in Trafalgar Square, which until Monday had been specified by the Metropolitan Police as the only legitimate protest site in the city, were ordered to remove their tents and clear the area almost without warning.

Extinction Rebellion’s London branch described the move as an “outrage,” before calling on the police to “respect the law.”

The decision comes after more than a week of civil disobedience in London, with activists targeting government buildings and major financial institutions.

The protests, which began last Monday and were due to last two weeks, have resulted in more than 1,400 arrests.

Extinction Rebellion says it has held the so-called “Autumn Uprising” across major cities across the globe to rebel against the world’s governments for their “criminal inaction” when it comes to the intensifying climate crisis.

The group uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to highlight the risks posed by climate change and the accelerating loss of plant and animal species.


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No certainty that an election would solve Brexit difficulties: Prof

No certainty that an election would solve Brexit difficulties: Prof4 Hours AgoIain Begg of the London School of Economics says none of what was in the Queen’s Speech has any realistic chance of being passed in the British parliament, and it was all “a bit of a charade.”


No certainty that an election would solve Brexit difficulties: Prof4 Hours AgoIain Begg of the London School of Economics says none of what was in the Queen’s Speech has any realistic chance of being passed in the British parliament, and it was all “a bit of a charade.”
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No certainty that an election would solve Brexit difficulties: Prof

No certainty that an election would solve Brexit difficulties: Prof

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Iain Begg of the London School of Economics says none of what was in the Queen’s Speech has any realistic chance of being passed in the British parliament, and it was all “a bit of a charade.”


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Climate change activists target BlackRock offices in London

Protesters ‘eat money’ as a form of demonstration outside the BlackRock headquarters in Throgmorton Avenue in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)Climate change activists targeted BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, demanding that the world’s major financial institutions stop funding what they describe as a looming environmental catastrophe. Its activists thronged the financial hear


Protesters ‘eat money’ as a form of demonstration outside the BlackRock headquarters in Throgmorton Avenue in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)Climate change activists targeted BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, demanding that the world’s major financial institutions stop funding what they describe as a looming environmental catastrophe. Its activists thronged the financial hear
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Climate change activists target BlackRock offices in London

Protesters ‘eat money’ as a form of demonstration outside the BlackRock headquarters in Throgmorton Avenue in London, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change protest. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)

Climate change activists targeted BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, demanding that the world’s major financial institutions stop funding what they describe as a looming environmental catastrophe.

Extinction Rebellion, which promotes revolt against established political, economic and social structures as a way to publicize its dramatic climate message, is in the middle of two weeks of civil disobedience in London.

Its activists thronged the financial heart of London on Monday, blocking streets around locations such as the Bank of England and BlackRock.

Activists glued themselves to the doors of BlackRock while others staged a mock dinner party with rolled-up banknotes on their plates, a Reuters reporter said.

“The City of London is a preeminent nexus of power in the global system that is killing our world,” said Carolina Rosa, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.

There was no immediate comment from BlackRock.

Extinction Rebellion wants non-violent civil disobedience to force governments to cut carbon emissions and avert a climate crisis it says will bring starvation and social collapse.

Critics say the group is proposing what amounts to the overthrow of capitalism without any clear idea of what would replace it, and that the world’s energy needs cannot be met without fossil fuels.

Police reported more than 1,300 arrests so far.


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NFL player Efe Obada was abandoned in London as a kid—now he’s making $575,000 with the Panthers

It will be a homecoming of sorts for one Panther player: Efe Obada, who was first introduced to the sport that would change his life in the United Kingdom. Obada didn’t pick up a football until his early 20s, let alone play college ball like most NFL draft prospects. After just five games of experience with the Warriors, the Cowboys signed Obada to its practice squad in 2015. After years on the sidelines, Obada played in his first NFL game last season as a Carolina Panther — and he seized the op


It will be a homecoming of sorts for one Panther player: Efe Obada, who was first introduced to the sport that would change his life in the United Kingdom. Obada didn’t pick up a football until his early 20s, let alone play college ball like most NFL draft prospects. After just five games of experience with the Warriors, the Cowboys signed Obada to its practice squad in 2015. After years on the sidelines, Obada played in his first NFL game last season as a Carolina Panther — and he seized the op
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NFL player Efe Obada was abandoned in London as a kid—now he's making $575,000 with the Panthers

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will play the division-rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Kick off is set for 9:30 a.m. ET.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for one Panther player: Efe Obada, who was first introduced to the sport that would change his life in the United Kingdom.

Born in Nigeria, Obada was trafficked from the Netherlands to the U.K. when he was 10 and then abandoned on the streets of London, ESPN reports. He ended up in foster care, bouncing from home to home.

Obada didn’t pick up a football until his early 20s, let alone play college ball like most NFL draft prospects. When he was 22 and working as a security guard for Grace Foods, a friend invited him to join a practice with the British American football team, the London Warriors.

The coaching squad was immediately impressed with his speed, especially considering his 6-foot-6-inch frame. One coach, who had been an intern with the Dallas Cowboys, flagged Obada to his former team and recommended they offer him a tryout. After just five games of experience with the Warriors, the Cowboys signed Obada to its practice squad in 2015.

He was sent from Dallas to the Kansas City Chiefs to the Atlanta Falcons before finally landing in Carolina in 2017.

After years on the sidelines, Obada played in his first NFL game last season as a Carolina Panther — and he seized the opportunity. Playing defensive end, he posted a sack and an interception in his debut game. His performance earned him the game ball from head coach Ron Rivera and the distinction of being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

As ESPN notes, his story is far from complete: Obada needs to prove his ability on the field in order “to extend his work visa beyond the one year, $570,000 contract he signed with Carolina in January. If he doesn’t get re-signed or find another opportunity, he will have to move back to London.”

The stakes are high — but for Obada, it fuels the fire. “He practices 100 miles per hour,” Rivera told ESPN.

As Obada put it: “I go hard every time.”

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Climate protester lies on plane in disruption at London City airport

A protesters is removed by police as climate change action group Extinction Rebellion stage a protest at London City Airport during the fourth day of demonstrations on October 10, 2019 in London, England. Climate change activists have gathered to block access to various government departments as they launch a two week protest in central London. A protester lay on top of a plane while another forced a jet to turn around on the runway as climate change activists descended on London City Airport on


A protesters is removed by police as climate change action group Extinction Rebellion stage a protest at London City Airport during the fourth day of demonstrations on October 10, 2019 in London, England. Climate change activists have gathered to block access to various government departments as they launch a two week protest in central London. A protester lay on top of a plane while another forced a jet to turn around on the runway as climate change activists descended on London City Airport on
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Climate protester lies on plane in disruption at London City airport

A protesters is removed by police as climate change action group Extinction Rebellion stage a protest at London City Airport during the fourth day of demonstrations on October 10, 2019 in London, England. Climate change activists have gathered to block access to various government departments as they launch a two week protest in central London.

A protester lay on top of a plane while another forced a jet to turn around on the runway as climate change activists descended on London City Airport on Thursday, causing some disruption but ultimately failing to cancel flights.

Protest organizers Extinction Rebellion had vowed to occupy the airport’s terminal and shut down operations for three days as part of its action in the British capital.

London City is the capital’s fifth-biggest – and most central – airport, popular with business travelers, bankers and politicians for short-haul and regional routes.

A Reuters photographer saw one man, former paralympian cyclist James Brown, lay himself across the top of the body of a British Airways Embraer 190 jet. “I managed to get on the roof,” Brown said in a video he posted online.

“This is all about the climate and ecological crisis. We’re protesting against government inaction.”

He was eventually removed. A spokeswoman for BA said “we are investigating what happened as a matter of urgency”.

The group said they were protesting plans to expand the airport, which aims to have 6.5 million passengers a year by 2022 compared to the 4.8 million in 2018, and which has said there could be demand for as many as 11 million by 2035.

On Thursday, 18,000 passengers were due to arrive or depart from the airport, with 286 flights scheduled. While some protesters got inside the terminal building, flights were continuing, though some were delayed.

An Aer Lingus plane was forced to stop taxiing and return to its gate when a passenger got up to give a speech about climate change.

“I’m extremely sorry to disturb everybody here. We have two generations of human civilization left if we carry on doing what we’re doing,” the unnamed man said in a video of the incident, as he politely declined efforts by staff and passengers to get him to sit down.

Aer Lingus said that a passenger was removed from the flight to Dublin due to “disruptive behavior on board.”

Extra security measures at the airport meant that most of the protesting happened well away from the runway.

Protesters glued themselves to the terminal building, occupied a nearby Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station and blocked roads around the airport.

Police have made hundreds of arrests so far this week as the protesters have sought to shut down London with two weeks of civil disobedience.

“We continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police to ensure the safe operation of the airport, which remains fully open and operational,” a spokesman for London City Airport said.

Police said that they had arrested one person on a flight on the runway with a number of people arrested outside the airport, without specifying how many.

The airport said it is “committed to building a more sustainable future for the airport and the aviation industry” and has said it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. British Airways owner IAG also pledged on Thursday to meet that emissions target.


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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing drops $39 billion offer to buy London Stock Exchange

Pedestrians walk past the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on May 24, 2018 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead. In a statement on Tuesday, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), sai


Pedestrians walk past the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on May 24, 2018 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead. In a statement on Tuesday, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), sai
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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing drops $39 billion offer to buy London Stock Exchange

Pedestrians walk past the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on May 24, 2018 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses.

The surprise approach, made last month, had threatened to upend the LSE’s own $27 billion plan to buy data and analytics company Refinitiv. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead.

In a statement on Tuesday, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), said it still believed the combination of the two exchanges would be “strategically compelling”.

“HKEX is disappointed that it has been unable to engage with the management (of the London Stock Exchange) in realizing this vision,” HKEX said.

The approach’s chance of success had been viewed by analysts as slim after it was emphatically rejected by the LSE just two days after HKEX went public with its interest.

Subsequent efforts by the Hong Kong exchange to engage with LSE shareholders had also met with resistance, with some investors telling Reuters the HKEX would have to raise its offer by at least 20% — mostly in cash — to tempt LSE shareholders.

HKEX shares rose 2.7% in early trading in Hong Kong following the news, compared with a 0.9% gain for the blue-chip Hang Seng Index.

“The price tag from the Hong Kong exchange perspective was getting a bit too high, so it’s good for the shareholders that they decided to walk away,” said Hao Hong, head of research at broker BOCOM International.

“HKEX will continue to try other things. Charles Li has done a lot of deals, most notably the London Metal Exchange. It may not be a stock exchange, but other related areas.”

HKEX’s approach for the LSE also struggled to win support as investors viewed the political turmoil engulfing Hong Kong and the perceptions of Beijing’s growing influence over the city as another key obstacle to any deal.

Under British takeover rules, the HKEX cannot bid again for the LSE for at least six months unless the LSE’s management agreed to an offer, another group made a bid for the London exchange operator, or other events were deemed to be a material change in the LSE’s circumstances.

“If the Refinitiv deal surprisingly fails to get approval, I think we could see HKEX come again,” said China Galaxy Securities analyst Chi Man Wong.

“The (LSE) shareholder meeting (to approve the Refinitiv purchase) has been tentatively set for November but there is no firm date. If that deal fails then HKEX will be there.”

Refinitiv is 45%-owned by Thomson Reuters which owns Reuters News.

The LSE was not immediately available to comment on HKEX’s announcement on Tuesday.


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Hong Kong exchange drops its $39 billion bid to buy the London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead. “HKEX is disappointed that it has been unable to engage with the management (of the London Stock Exchange) in realising this vision,” HKEX said. “The price


Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead. “HKEX is disappointed that it has been unable to engage with the management (of the London Stock Exchange) in realising this vision,” HKEX said. “The price
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Hong Kong exchange drops its $39 billion bid to buy the London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong’s bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn’t won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses.

The surprise approach, made last month, had threatened to upend the LSE’s own $27 billion plan to buy data and analytics company Refinitiv. The Hong Kong exchange had said the LSE would have to ditch the Refinitiv purchase for its offer to go ahead.

In a statement on Tuesday, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX), said it still believed the combination of the two exchanges would be “strategically compelling”.

“HKEX is disappointed that it has been unable to engage with the management (of the London Stock Exchange) in realising this vision,” HKEX said.

The approach’s chance of success had been viewed by analysts as slim after it was emphatically rejected by the LSE just two days after HKEX went public with its interest.

Subsequent efforts by the Hong Kong exchange to engage with LSE shareholders had also met with resistance, with some investors telling Reuters the HKEX would have to raise its offer by at least 20% – mostly in cash – to tempt LSE shareholders.

HKEX shares rose 2.7% in early trading in Hong Kong following the news, compared with a 0.9% gain for the blue-chip Hang Seng Index.

“The price tag from the Hong Kong exchange perspective was getting a bit too high, so it’s good for the shareholders that they decided to walk away,” said Hao Hong, head of research at broker BOCOM International.

“HKEX will continue to try other things. Charles Li has done a lot of deals, most notably the London Metal Exchange. It may not be a stock exchange, but other related areas.”

HKEX’s approach for the LSE also struggled to win support as investors viewed the political turmoil engulfing Hong Kong and the perceptions of Beijing’s growing influence over the city as another key obstacle to any deal.

Under British takeover rules, the HKEX cannot bid again for the LSE for at least six months unless the LSE’s management agreed to an offer, another group made a bid for the London exchange operator, or other events were deemed to be a material change in the LSE’s circumstances.

“If the Refinitiv deal surprisingly fails to get approval, I think we could see HKEX come again,” said China Galaxy Securities analyst Chi Man Wong.

“The (LSE) shareholder meeting (to approve the Refinitiv purchase) has been tentatively set for November but there is no firm date. If that deal fails then HKEX will be there.”

Refinitiv is 45%-owned by Thomson Reuters which owns Reuters News.

The LSE was not immediately available to comment on HKEX’s announcement on Tuesday.


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London police arrest 21 climate change protesters as mass action starts

Police have so far arrested 21 climate activists, they said on Monday, at the start of two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience in London that will call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions. “Climate not Trident” read a banner deployed next to the fake missile. They carried banners with slogans such as “Climate change denies our children a future unless we act now”. Extinction Rebellion came to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days.


Police have so far arrested 21 climate activists, they said on Monday, at the start of two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience in London that will call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions. “Climate not Trident” read a banner deployed next to the fake missile. They carried banners with slogans such as “Climate change denies our children a future unless we act now”. Extinction Rebellion came to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days.
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London police arrest 21 climate change protesters as mass action starts

Police have so far arrested 21 climate activists, they said on Monday, at the start of two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience in London that will call for urgent government action to curb carbon emissions.

The protests, which organizers expect to bring 10,000 people to the British capital, are part of what Extinction Rebellion activists call an “international rebellion”, with similar actions taking part in Australia, the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Reuters reporters in London’s government district of Westminster saw activists block a bridge and several roads as the protests gathered pace early on Monday.

A small group of activists locked themselves to a mock nuclear missile outside the Ministry of Defence, calling on the government to redirect the funds spent on Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines towards climate policy.

“Climate not Trident” read a banner deployed next to the fake missile.

At another location, a pair of activists parked a car in the middle of a major road and attached themselves to it. A Reuters photographer saw more than a dozen police officers surrounding the vehicle as two of them tried to cut the activists free.

Separately, large groups of activists blocked Lambeth Bridge and Parliament Street, both locations close to the Houses of Parliament. They carried banners with slogans such as “Climate change denies our children a future unless we act now”.

Richard Dyer, a retired doctor from Scotland who was taking part in the protests, said he regarded it as an extension of his medical career because climate change was the biggest threat yet to public health.

“People in the environmental movement and climate scientists have been trying to persuade the public and government to take serious action and nothing has happened,” he told Reuters. “We want to use any way we can to make people and governments sit up and notice.”

Extinction Rebellion came to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days. More than 1,000 activists were arrested at that time, of whom 850 were prosecuted for various public disorder offenses. So far, 250 have been convicted.

The police have adopted more proactive tactics to deal with the group this time.

On Saturday, officers used a battering ram to gain entry to a building in south London where the activists had been storing equipment for use during the two-week protest.

The police arrested 10 people during the raid, on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance. By 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday the number of arrests had risen to 21 people.

Extinction Rebellion said the arrests showed that British authorities considered the group a significant movement.

The Metropolitan Police said last week they would mobilize thousands of officers to handle the planned protests and that anyone who broke the law, even as part of non-violent civil disobedience, would be arrested.


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London police arrest 276 climate change protesters

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London police arrest 276 climate change protesters

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London just overtook New York for fintech investment, research shows

The London Eye, the Big Ben clock tower and the City of London financial district are seen from the Broadway development site in central London, Britain, August 23, 2017. London has beaten New York in luring the largest amount of fundraising deals for financial technology companies so far in 2019, fresh research shows. New York firms snagged 101 fintech deals while San Francisco saw 80. London also came out $200 million ahead of New York on total deal value, with fintech firms in the U.S. city h


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London just overtook New York for fintech investment, research shows

The London Eye, the Big Ben clock tower and the City of London financial district are seen from the Broadway development site in central London, Britain, August 23, 2017.

London has beaten New York in luring the largest amount of fundraising deals for financial technology companies so far in 2019, fresh research shows.

The U.K. capital’s fintech sector attracted a total of 114 deals worth a record $2.1 billion in the first eight months of the year, according to figures shared with CNBC by industry group Innovate Finance and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s promotional agency London & Partners.

While San Francisco still tops London in terms of total deal value —start-ups in the Californian city raised $3 billion — outfits in the U.K. capital won the most amount of funding rounds, the study said. New York firms snagged 101 fintech deals while San Francisco saw 80.

London also came out $200 million ahead of New York on total deal value, with fintech firms in the U.S. city having raised $1.9 billion. That was followed by Belgium at $881 million and Stockholm at $735 million.

The research was compiled using data from private capital markets research firm Pitchbook.

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, said the development revealed a step change within London’s fintech industry, with the likes of Monzo and OakNorth attracting huge nine-figure mega rounds.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-09-22  Authors: ryan browne
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